Plun­der in the Name of Progress

Tehelka - - 20 - DIPTI SAHU,

I have read most of your sto­ries but this one made me write to you be­cause I am from Ch­hat­tis­garh (Raigarh). Your story is an eye-opener, and a slap on the face of the Ra­man-led BJP gov­ern­ment. My par­ents al­ways vote for

I have asked them to read your story. I wish each and ev­ery per­son in Ch­hat­tis­garh could read this story.

SILENT MIN­ING

CURE FOR AP­A­THY

Now we un­der­stand the rea­son why the BJP blocked Par­lia­ment from func­tion­ing. So that the cor­rup­tion and worth­less­ness of the BJP gov­ern­ment may not be ex­posed. What a cheap trick, at the ex­pense of the na­tion!.

JA­COB SAHAYAM, ON EMAIL Re­fer to ‘ The In­vis­i­ble Dead’ by Re­vati Laul and Anil Mishra, 22 Septem­ber. Re­fer to ‘ The Plun­der Un­der His Watch’ by Ashish Khetan, 29 Septem­ber. Read your story on the Ra­man-Raj. Thanks for mak­ing things clear. Con­grat­u­la­tions.

BHUWANESH JAIN, ON EMAIL Please ac­cept my hearti­est con­grat­u­la­tions on writ­ing this story. While the ground anal­y­sis was ex­haust­ing, the tear­ing into the so-called state gov­ern­ment was inim­itable. Backed by mi­nut­est facts, the Ch­hat­tis­garh gov­ern­ment has been unmasked. And you de­serve ap­plause for that. The ar­ti­cle has been so touch­ing, I just couldn’t help write this mail in the mid­dle of the night. Your hon- In the hideously un­equal so­ci­ety of Ch­hat­tis­garh’s Maoist zone, the malaria epi­demic has proved to be a great lev­eller. It has spared nei­ther the hunter nor the hunted, nei­ther the per­pe­tra­tor nor the vic­tims. Re­fer to Ashish Khetan’s ‘ The Si­lence of the Lamb’ 15 Septem­ber.

AMIT MANUVIRAJ, ON EMAIL

MEEK POL­I­TICK­ING

Your ar­ti­cle was su­perb. I ap­pre­ci­ate the ef­fort you have put in. Once again un­der­scores the la­bel given to Man­mo­han Singh as a weak prime min­is­ter.

VIVEK, ON EMAIL

TRUTH ALSO DARES

Re­fer to ‘ The Sting in the Story’ by Ashish Khetan, 8 Septem­ber. Just read your re­port on the Nar­oda Patiya case. I sin­cerely ap­pre­ci­ate your courage and

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